‘twenty50’: What’s the cultural cost of taking a slice from America’s power pie?

Near-future world-premiere play considers the consequences of assimilation Playwright Tony Meneses was intrigued when he came across a Pew Research Center study that predicted 2050 will be the year the U.S. population will no longer have a white majority. That, in itself, could make for a compelling “near-future” pot-boiler. Imagine: What will white people do […]

CNPS Playwrights 2020

2020 Colorado New Play Summit plays and playwrights announced

Playwrights span Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Colorado Springs native and ‘the definitive voice of Middle Eastern American theatre’

2019 Colorado New Play Summit. Kristina Fountaine. Kevin Curtis and Dan Lin in Wally World. Photo by John Moore

2019 Summit introduced ghosts, snakes and an array of potent new older women

Denver Center’s annual celebration of new works for the American stage tackled tough and topical issues    

Summit Spotlight: Isaac Gomez on writing his ‘Walmart Chekhov’

Playwright pays comic tribute to immigrant mother who rose from cashier to manager of a huge retail store on El Paso border

QUOTE Rattlesnake Kate Neyla Pekarek Karen Hartman. Photo by John Moore.

Summit Spotlight: Neyla Pekarek and Karen Hartman on ‘Rattlesnake Kate’

How a Greeley farmer grew into a Colorado legend, a concept album, and now, a new stage musical

Bonnie Metzgar Quote 2019 Colorado New Play Summit. You Lost Me. Photo by John Moore

Summit Spotlight: Bonnie Metzgar on the timeless search for safe harbor

Poetic drama looks to the past to help all those lost at sea to find their way home

Beaufield Berry Quote 2019 Colorado New Play Summit In the Upper Room. Photo by John Moore

Summit Spotlight: Beaufield Berry on how every family is every family

Omaha playwright’s departed family members spoke to her. In the Upper Room is her way of making sure their voices are heard.

Scenesters Katanu Mwendwa

The 2019 Scenesters: Katanu Mwendwa

The DSST: Conservatory Green High School student is among three playwrights whose scripts will be presented at the Colorado New Play Summit